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Rene Vokroj vs Anton Postl
"Going Postl" (game of the day Oct-30-2004)
AUT-chT (2000/01), Maierhofen/Zillertal AUT, rd 2, Oct-22
King's Indian Attack: Symmetrical Defense (A05)  ·  0-1



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Oct-30-04  ricardolopez: I think 17. Nd5 is better.
Oct-30-04  Shams: 17. Nd5 Nc4
18. Bc1 (or give up bishop pair, without gaining any pawn targets as he does in the game)...e6 19. Ne3 Nxe3
20. Bxe3 Ne5

for example. white can deviate of course to not lose the exchange, but black looks better to me. good pieces, good pawns.

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  kevin86: White threatens mate in two ways:

35...♖d5# or 35...♘f3# is inescapable

Oct-30-04  Alkaff: kevin86: or f6#.

23. Rc1 was the white's mistake. It gives Black two Rooks and a Bishop for a Queen.

Oct-30-04  white pawn: 23...Qxc1! Awesome
Oct-30-04  xiaolin: heh, formatted my computer today so i couldnt see this game, judging by the comments it looks good. anyone know where i can download java to see these games ? thanks.
Oct-30-04  themindset:
Oct-30-04  Knight13: Very nice queen sacrifice. 23. Rc1? turned out to be a bad move.
Oct-30-04  weirdoid: Simply 23... Nxf3+ would win too I suppose. 23 ... Qxc1 is not exactly a sacrifice either - 2R + B should win easily aganst Q most of the time. White seemed to be in a bad way by move 22 anyhow, but 23. Rc1 (?? IMHO) only hastened the end, perhaps by many moves.
Oct-30-04  weirdoid: Oh, I see... 23... Nxf3+ 24. Kg2 and white at least wins R + Q, and Qxc1 is the only good move. Nice ...
Oct-31-04  Alkaff: I was thinking of 24 Rxd4 which -I think- gives Black the exchange only (Better than Q for 2R+B).. any ideas?
Oct-31-04  Alkaff: weirdoid:
I think 23... Nxf3+ is better than 23... Qxc1 because white can reply with 24 Rxd4 as shown above. But after 23... Nxf3+ 24 kg2 Qxc1 Black will force the line played in the game and there is no chance for 24 Rxd4
Dec-09-13  offramp: < xiaolin: heh, formatted my computer today so i couldnt see this game ...>

That is such a drastic way of avoiding GOTD.

Aug-21-17  Bubo bubo: <Alkaff: But after 23... Nxf3+ 24 kg2 Qxc1 Black will force the line played in the game> Not quite: 25.Rxd8+ Bf8 26.Qxc1

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